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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

Ran over my blower...


Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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haha finally got around to posting pictures off my cell..sorry bruces accidentally left out the girlfriend pics. The pictures of course dont look as bad as they do in person but still looks like **** because the blower is like a month and a half old. I ran over the hose and separated that into 3 pieces and the drug the rest i guess. But thanks everyone else for the posts of doing stupid **** especially cheese so i dont feel as bad as bad now


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I left my bagger and grass barrel at one of my far-flung customers and then had to drive for 30 minutes and eat the wasted gas. I also shot out a truck window weed eating a gravel driveway.

The damage makes it look badass like lawncare is f'ing dangerous and ever the equipment gets scarred. lol
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i had my helper hook up my truck and trailer one morning and when we got ready to leave i never rechecked the trailer connections. so long story short we took off and left and we made it about 4 miles till we came to a R.R. crossing then it happend i looked in the rear view and my trailer was gone!!!!
then as i look out the drivers side mirrior i see my trailer coming up along side me so i floor my truck into on coming traffic to get in front of the trailer to stop it, so as im stopping the trailer it beat the crap out the back of my truck.
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What??? That is crazy. Funny(only because it didnt happen to me)
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It happens. One time I bought a John Deer push mower for $500 bucks. It was such a piece of crap that late one afternoon I stoped by the place I bought it from so I could tell them to stick it up their arss and they were closed for the day. So I took it out of my truck , and ran it over several times. The next day they called me to ask why I did that. I asked them how they knew it was me ? They said it was all on the security cammera.

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Well, today I ran over everything with the tractor when I was unloading for the day. My mind was distracted.

How it should have been
1. Open ramp.
2. Remove 2 self propelled lawn mowers.
3. Drive tractor out, and into the garage.

How it happened
1. Open ramp.
2. Run back to truck to answer phone.

3. Instead of walking all the way to trailer ramp to get to the tractor, I just hopped in it from the hitch side. Anyway, started the tractor up, looked behind me... or so I thought... Next thing I know, I'm on top of the handle bars of both other mowers which are grinding into the pavement.

Assistant runs out from storing the trimmers, "what was that?!"...

Me: "What? ... nothing.. just putting the mowers away ".

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